Keeping Your Plumbing System Operational

The 4 Main Reasons For Blocked Drains In Residential Settings

Blocked drains are a problem that most people will experience at some point in time. The issue can range from mildly annoying through to a complete disaster depending on the extent of the blockage and which pipes are blocked. A backed-up kitchen sink is a small issue, but an overflowing toilet is a serious health risk to you and your family members. Sometimes, you can deal with a minor blockage yourself with a plunger or some drain cleaning chemicals.   Read More...

Blocked Drains: Are the Pipes Under Your Sink the Problem?

Kitchen sinks can block quite easily. However, if you are careful about what you put down the drain, then you shouldn't have recurring problems. If your sink keeps blocking, then you need to work out why. In desperation, you may have finally taken a look under the sink only to realise that the waste pipes don't look quite right. It's obvious that the person who fitted the sink had a problem when they tried to connect the sink's pipes to the main waste drain outside.   Read More...

It's in the Pipeline: How to Select the Appropriate Access Covers for Your Project

One of the most important areas of any building project is drainage grating and access cover placement. Most Australian municipal councils adhere strictly to the Australian Standard for Access Covers and Grates, AS3996 - 2006. However, many builders of residential, industrial or commercial projects often overlook the importance of grating or access covers in their building designs. Safety is, of course, the number one consideration when placing grating or access covers.   Read More...

Preparing for a Home Inspection? Features Your Hot Water System Should Have

If you're planning to sell your home, most potential buyers will be primarily concerned with how effective your plumbing system is. In particular, buyers look for homes that have an effective hot water service. Before making the significant investment of buying a home, no buyer would want to deal with taking a cold shower on a chilly day. Therefore, if your hot water system is in good condition, you'll be more likely to attract buyers and to negotiate for a competitive price.   Read More...

Preventative Maintenance Tasks Undertaken By Plumbers

If you have never suffered a serious problem with your home's plumbing system, then you might wonder why preventative maintenance is a good idea. However, relying on a reactive response only when you have identified an issue may mean that you will have already suffered from significant water damage before you are able to rectify the problem. This might mean you losing irreplaceable possessions and having to fork out a great deal of money even if your home insurance is valid.   Read More...